Sunday, March 1, 2009

Badgers 3 - Mavericks 3 (OT)

“I don’t know what the problem is, but there is a problem. We have to find a way to fix it.”

-- Tom Gorowsky, talking about giving up 3rd-period leads

Box: collegehockeystats

Live Game Blog: Capobianco

Photos: Christman/Mankato Free Press

msumavericks: Mavericks & Badgers battle to 3-3 draw Saturday
Baggot (Badgerbeat blog): A tale of late-game woes
Baggot (WSJ): UW misses chance to gain ground
BN: Close to empty handed
Berhow (USCHO): Badgers and Mavericks skate to deadlock
Frederick (Mankato Free Press): MSU, Badgers play to 3-3 tie
Myers (Milwaukee JS): Badgers let lead slip away again

Last night's game was hard on my heart. When the Badgers went down by 2 goals, I had a kind of resigned feeling. But then they scored three goals, including one by Tom Gorowsky ("his 2nd goal of the weekend, officially") and my hope was rekindled. And then they snatched another tie from the jaws of victory, wasting another 3rd-period lead. A bit heartbreaking; I think it would've been easier on me if they had come from behind to earn a tie rather than getting my hopes up by taking the lead. And so once again I'm left saying, "Aw hell."

By the way, the quote about Goro's 2nd official goal of the weekend was from Brian Posick during last night's broadcast. The way Posick tacked on the word officially was brilliant. Brian, you're awesome.

Mike Cerniglia was in pretty good form last night too. (Mike, you're awesome too.) When the refs were explaining to Jutting about the Mavs' goal that was waived off last night due to being kicked in, Cerniglia said, "He should be saying the same thing he said last night. Even though it was wrong." HA!

And since we're piling on the refs, let's talk about how long it took the refs to review that play last night. I thought Posick said over 8 minutes, Lets Go Mavs told Goon it was over 10 minutes and I'm assuming she was at the game, and I think we can all agree that it was WAY TOO LONG. Additionally, the refs actually called over at least one of the linesmen to help make the call. What were they doing? Taking a poll? Wow.